Daniel Crane, Head Chef
Chef Dan was inspired at a young age. His mother is an adventurous home cook who passed down her family recipes and some of those dishes can be seen on the menu. At the age of 16, Chef Dan got his first job as a dishwasher. This is where he started to learn and appreciate how kitchens run. Chef Dan worked for a number of years in Vancouver at the Cactus Club and Arbutus Club; he even did two seasons on the move in a luxury dining car. It was at the Arbutus Club where he realized his passion for cooking and that he wanted to be a chef for the rest of his life.
Chef Dan started as a first cook at Jamie’s. He quickly excelled and was promoted to Sous Chef, during which time he was doing all the new menu creation. Entering into his first year as Head Chef at Jamie’s, Chef Dan is excited to be able to use his creativity with the abundance of fresh BC vegetables, fruit, local shellfish, and seafood.
We have a great connection with the local community and we strive to meet their expectations and cater to them.
Jean-Yves Daniel, Bar Manager
Jean-Yves is a passionate mixologist whose goal is to attain the mastery of key fundamental techniques to crafting the perfect drink.
Prior to moving to the island, Jean-Yves honed his skills at the Ultimate Bartending School in Edmonton, Alberta where he graduated at the top of his class. Believing strongly that, 'Knowledge is Power', Jean-Yves pursued books regarding the art-form of creating sensational cocktails and advanced techniques that promote phenomenal customer experience. His journey then brought him to Tofino to pursue a lifestyle of surfing and becoming immersed in the industry that proposes exciting opportunities on the island.
A strong believer in using only fresh ingredients, Jean-Yves has taken it upon himself to grow and maintain fresh herbs in the Jamie's garden. He personally crafts all syrups in house and uses only fresh squeezed juices to construct the perfect cocktails.
Each cocktail creation is a unique signature and promises to be a pleasant start to your Jamie's Experience at the Inn.